Like most kids their age, the eighth grade students at Buffalo School 31 would rather talk about new movies or share gossip with friends than spend extra time learning about science.
Sushmita Gelda, a senior English major, and Antara Majumdar, a senior biomedical sciences major, weren’t sure how to engage the students they mentored.read more >>
When people hear my high heels clink from a distance and spot a butterscotch blonde donned in a loose-fit romper, they know I’ve entered the room.
I’m slightly embarrassed to say I regularly agonize over my outfits in the morning. I often change my outfit up to five times until I find the right one. I struggle to shut my drawer filled with clothes with the tags still on them on a daily basis. I’ve FaceTimed friends in a panic for second opinions on my outfits before I go out.read more >>
Leah Berst believes “My Fair Lady” is a fairytale. Throughout the play, her character Eliza Doolittle wears several decadent costumes fit for a princess.
Berst, a senior musical theater major, said the costumes help her embody the iconic Eliza.read more >>
Jess Trainor would rather not work than work a job that made her hide her tattoos.
Trainor, a junior health and human services major, has a tattoo on each arm, a quote across her back and plans to get a new one each year. She currently works with autistic children and hopes to work someday as a children’s social worker.read more >>
When Kapoor Hall opened its doors in the fall of 2012, the light-filled, $62 million building marked a proud new chapter in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.read more >>
Emily Dickinson enthusiasts drove from Dickinson’s birthplace – Amherst, Massachusetts – to be a part of a Buffalo community marathon reading and express their love for the late poet.
The UB Department of English, Just Buffalo Literary Center and community literature lovers came together at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday to read Dickinson’s collection of roughly 1,800 poems.read more >>
Starbucks officially released its limited time Unicorn Frappucino on April 19 in stores across the U.S., Canada and some parts of Mexico. The Unicorn Frappuccino will be available in participating Starbucks stores until Sunday, April 23. The coffee chain describes the blended drink as “flavor-changing, color-changing, and totally not-made-up.”read more >>
Acai bowls are thicker than traditional smoothies and come adorned with an assortment of colorful toppings, like coconut flakes and goji berries.read more >>
Tuesday night marked the beginning of food truck season at Larkinville, a sure sign of summer. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 28 food trucks parked at 745 Seneca St. and Flying Bison Brewing Company on 840 Seneca St. New additions included Carnivorous: A Meat Lovers Food Truck and The Great Aussie Bite.read more >>
Every foodie knows just how important it is to take the perfect picture of a beautiful meal before diving in.read more >>
Gabriel Pereira stood on his tiptoes, barely tall enough to see the grill in front of him, and could tell that his asado was ready just by the savory fumes emerging from the large slab of beef. Pereira, a sophomore computer science major, left Uruguay when he was six years old. Now in the U.S., he cooks Uruguayan meals to de-stress, keep in touch with his cultural roots and give others a taste of his homeland.read more >>
UB Athletics announced last week its decision to cut four sports programs, effective fall 2017. In the days following, students, athletes and parents questioned the decision and its announcement.read more >>
Katie Sember thinks twice before saying something too “assertive” or using a tone that might be seen as “intimidating.”
After two years of working as an engineer for local company Liazon, Sember is used to navigating the engineering workforce. She said she always keeps in mind that the rules for her are slightly different. Sember said she takes any chance she gets to attend a conference aimed toward women in the workplace.read more >>
Jessie Miller enjoys watching plays at Shea’s Performing Arts Center downtown, but the cost of a taxi can be more expensive than tickets for a show.read more >>
Hadley Houck received her housing appointment and noticed that the one-hour window she was assigned to fell in the middle of her class.
Frustrated, Houck realized that as soon as she would be able to choose her housing for next year, a new wave of students would begin their selection process, cutting her off from some options she was interested in.read more >>
Anne Marie Butler biked 50 minutes, two to three times a week, from her Buffalo apartment to North Campus.read more >>
Beetroot lattes. Nitro-infused coffee. Tacos.
After working for 20 years as a coach and mentor, Angela Kunz is looking to shake things up with her new coffee shop, Grateful Grind Coffee.
Kunz constantly told people to live their lives to the fullest when she worked for the non-profit organization, People Inc. She couldn’t help but wonder if she was doing the same for herself.
Kunz took her own advice and fulfilled a dream she’d long wondered if she would ever get around to.read more >>
Mikael Holcombe-Scali brought BrainGo! to UB last fall when he distributed over 500 samples in the Student Union. Scali, a senior business management major, is the brand manager for BrainGo!, his godfather’s company. Apart from the product’s bitter taste, students who have used it so far report feeling energized and more focused.read more >>
Peled, an Israeli-American human rights activist and author, spoke to students in the Student Union (SU) Theater about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, advocating for the Palestinian cause, which he said the U.S. media tends to overlook.read more >>
Patrick Kearney’s lunch break was never long enough.
He had one hour to drive from his full-time sales representative job to his software engineering class and no time to play the “parking game.”
That’s when he decided he needed to solve the parking problem.
Kearney, a nontraditional student in computer science, teamed up with senior computer science majors Jaskirat Singh and Andrew Mingola last fall to create an app that would allow students to park without having to “stalk” students to their car or circle parking lots.read more >>